Frances E. ‘Dolly’ Molinaro, 86, of Town of Ulster
TOWN OF ULSTER » Frances E. “Dolly” Molinaro, of Oakwood Drive, Town of Ulster died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus.
Born Nov. 23, 1930, in Kingston, she is the daughter of the late Eugene and Elizabeth (Alecca) Apa.
Frances, Mom, Nana, & “Dolly” was the best wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend you can imagine.
A graduate of Kingston High School Class of 1948 and of Our Lady of Victory School of Nursing at the Benedictine Hospital Class of 1951, Frances worked over 40 years actively in nursing. She was an avid New York Yankee fan, loved to travel the world, stayed current through Facebook, loved to crochet, cook food and bake endlessly for family and friends. She was a Charter Member of Columbiettes #275, the Red Hatters, an original member of the Altar Rosary Society of Saint Philomena’s (Saint Catherine Laboure), a member of the Benedictine Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of the Professional Nurses Association. She also bowled with the IBM Women’s Bowling League in the 1980’s
Surviving is her husband Francis J. “Frank” Molinaro, whom she married 63 years ago on Oct. 30, 1954; her children, Michael Molinaro and his wife Regina of Harvard, Massachusetts, Maureen Hackett and her husband Todd of Hurley, Edward Molinaro and his wife Deborah of the Town of Ulster, Vincent Molinaro and his wife Amy of Chester, New Jersey, Robert Molinaro and his wife Lynette of Rochester, New Hampshire, Joseph Molinaro and his wife Victoria of Raleigh, North Carolina; her brother, Joseph Apa and his wife Dorothy of Florida. 19 Grandchildren and five (soon to be six) greatgrandchildren also survive. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
She was predeceased by her sister, Jennie Spada; and her husband, Carmine Spada.
The Molinaro family will receive friends at the Keyser Funeral and Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston on Thursday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral procession will form Friday 9 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. at Saint Catherine Laboure. Reverend John Kearney celebrating. Burial will follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to Saint Catherine Laboure, Altar Rosary Society, P.O. Box 271, Lake Katrine, N.Y. 12449.